Purana Quila
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Age Group
2 to 60
Key Attractions
Qila-i-Kuhna Mosque, Sher Mandal and a number of monuments also lie within the fort. A few of the ruins would be fun for older toddlers/kids to climb on.
Visit Duration
1 to 2 Hours
Days & Timings
Fort timings- Sunrise to Sunset
Archaeological Museum timings - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Open All Days.
Tickets/Entry Fee
Fort- Rs 5/-Per Person,
Archaeological Museum- Rs 5/- Per Person,
Entry free for children upto 15 Years.
Charges for still camera: Rs 25/-
Food & Water Facility
Yes - Soft drinks & snacks stalls are available at the entry gate. - A restaurant is there at the entry point.
Restroom Available

Purana Qila-Old Fort, is the oldest fort among all forts in  Delhi and, the oldest known structure of any type in Delhi. It was re built by the Afghan king  Sher Shah Suri, on the same site, which was perhaps the site of Indraprastha, believed to be the capital of the Pandavas. Sher Shah raised the citadel of Purana-Qal'a with an extensive city-area sprawling around it. Consequently the fort is considered by some, to be 'The first city of Delhi'. Excavations carried out by Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) at Purana Quila in 1954-55 (trial trenches) and again 1969 to 1973 have unearthed Painted Grey Waredating 1000 B.C.

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Mathura Road, New Delhi Near Delhi Zoo DL IN - 110003   Pragati Maidan   Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan(Blue Line)/ Khan Market (Violet Line)
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  • Purana Qila
    Apr 03,2014
    Rich heritage well maintained and lovely to visit on a cold morning for a run with friends... The grounds are well manicured and was in full bloom with lovely flowers welcoming us. Two structures from the past still remaining inside the Purana Qila, namely Sher Mandal(the library & observatory) and... 
  • Purana Quila
    Mar 12,2014
    If you like going out with your kids for boating in Delhi then Purana Quila is a good option for you. It can be a complimentary visit after visiting Zoo which shares a common car parking area to it. Its a Govt run place but still follows certain standards of getting in a ques for ticket for a boat ... 
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